Becoming an Alzheimer's Whisperer

Becoming an Alzheimer's Whisperer : A Resource Guide for Family Caregivers

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Description

This guide details in an easy to read fashion, everything a family caregiver needs to know to manage his or her loved one at home. Readers are presented with the Theory of Retrogenesis and the Walk through the Brain, concepts that will help the caregiver to understand Alzheimer's and Dementia. They are provided the tools to evaluate their own level of stress as well as the resources that can assist them when the stress is more than they can handle. All of the most common challenges in caring for a person with Alzheimer's are presented in a format that is easy to comprehend. Additionally, the manual touches on some not so common issues that arise in the caregiving role, or instance, how to handle holiday celebrations, how to take a vacation with someone with Alzheimer's, how to take the car keys away; how to handle inappropriate sexual behavior; how to know what gifts are appropriate for the person with Alzheimer's, along with other specific issues that caregivers will encounter.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 358.34g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507529961
  • 9781507529966

About Dr Verna Carson

Verna Benner Carson, Ph.D., R.N., CS-P is the President of C&V Senior Care Specialists. She is the author of 24 books and manuals and the creator of both the Becoming an Alzheimer's Whisperer and the Road to Wholeness Behavioral Health Programs. She is a regular contributor to various nursing journals and nationally known speaker on the topics of Alzheimer's, Psychiatric Nursing, and Spirituality. Dr. Carson resides in Fallston, Maryland. Katherine Vanderhorst, is Vice-President of C&V Senior Care Specialists, Inc. She is a psychiatric nurse with years of clinical experience in Behavioral Health Care and Alzheimer's Care. She began her career at New York Hospital Cornell-Medical Center Payne Whitney Clinic. She wrote two studies on the effectiveness of psychiatric home care. Prior to working in home care, she worked in product development for a Fortune 500 Pharmaceutical Company. In her 15 years with a National Home Care Provider, she served as a Sales Director over 6 Northeast States and General Manager in Western New York. She has also written and co-authored several articles. Both Dr. Carson and Katherine feel passionately that elders who are diagnosed with either mental health issues and/or Alzheimer's or another dementia should receive care in the least restrictive setting possible, hopefully, this is the person's home.show more